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US and Australian F-35 stealth fighters perform stunts over tourist beach Down Under

A Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II flies over Mindil Beach in Darwin, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes) DARWIN, Australia — A fleet of warbirds, including US Marine Corps and Air Force fighters in Australia for a three-week air power exercise, wowed locals and vacationers during a flight over the […]

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Jim Oakland | Chief of Port Townsend

Jim Oakland died just after midnight on August 15, 2022, at the age of 87. Born in Miles City, Montana on May 4, 1935, Jim answered an early call to become a minister of the gospel. It wasn’t long before he realized the call came not from some deep inner revelation but from his family […]

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Missing Zion National Park hiker dies after flash flooding in Utah

Comment this story Comment A 29-year-old hiker died after being reported missing Friday night in Zion National Park, Utah, the park announced Tuesday. University of Arizona graduate student Jetal Agnihotri was discovered Monday in the Virgin River near a group of sandstone cliffs known as the Court of the Patriarchs, park officials said, ending a […]

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TikTok is testing a new ‘nearby’ content stream, which could become a major consideration for brands

after it was spotted during testing by several users, TikTok has confirmed that it is currently experimenting with a new “Nearby” content feed, in addition to the current “For You” and “Following” tabs. twitter user @sofeashra posted this image of “Nearby” stream in the app. At first glance, TikTok’s Nearby feed shows content posted by […]

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Killer whales kill ninth great white shark in South Africa – SAPeople

Killer whales kill ninth great white shark in South Africa A pair of killer whales are thought to have claimed their ninth victim (at least) after a brutally killed great white shark washed up on a beach in the Western Cape, South Africa. The jaws of a 9ft great white shark that was killed after […]

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Feeding frenzy in an Oregon coastal town could mean the arrival of humpback whales

Feeding frenzy in an Oregon coastal town could mean the arrival of humpback whales Posted 8/22/22 6:39 PM PST By the staff of the Oregon Coast Beach Connection (Seaside, Ore.) — Pelicans in the northern Oregon coastal town of Seaside are playing at the mouth of the Necanicum River and estuaries, according to local residents. […]

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Quartz Fire in Glacier National Park Expands to 1,678 Acres

WEST GLACIER – The Quartz Fire in Glacier National Park has increased from 1,163 acres to 1,678 acres. Fire managers report that the Quartz Fire has continued to spread primarily south and west, moving further up the shore of Quartz Lake. There has been additional growth in an elevated basin on the northwest side of […]

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Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort Review | Japan

Palcall Tsumaoi isn’t particularly well-known internationally, but make no mistake: Japanese skiers and snowboarders know and love this resort, and for good reason. It is the largest in the Karuizawa region of Japan and a major attraction for skiers who appreciate long, wide and perfectly groomed runs. Palcall is also rapidly developing a reputation for […]

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10 Free Things to Enjoy in San Antonio

The Lone Star State is huge and home to amazing cities like Dallas, Houston, and Austin. There’s no shortage of activities and sights to see in Texas, from the underrated destination of Georgetown to the quirky Cadillac Ranch! Specifically, those traveling to historic San Antonio won’t be disappointed either. This bustling Texas city is packed […]

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Flash floods force national park closure

Damage was seen in Namtok Chat Trakan National Park in Chat Trakan District, Phitsanulok Province on Sunday after flash floods swept through the park area overnight. (Photo: Chinnawat Singha) PHITSANULOK: Namtok Chat Trakan National Park in the Chat Trakan district of this north-central province has been temporarily closed following flash floods that swept through the […]

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Murals help spur interest in Route 66 towns

A motorist watches as owner Daniel Ricketts, left, and muralist Jerome Lamke with St. Louis Sign & Mural, hand-paint a Route 66 mural on a building at the southeast corner of East Vandalia and South streets Main on July 25, 2022, in Edwardsville, Illinois. The mural is one of 11 murals highlighting Route 66 in […]

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Search and rescue operation underway in Zion National Park after flash flood – St George News

ST. GEORGE- A search and rescue operation is underway on the Virgin River in Zion National Park following a flash flood on Friday afternoon. Flood waters in Zion National Park, Utah, August 19, 2022 | Still from video courtesy of Tina Moussally Mspac, St. George News The National Park Service announced the operation on Twitter […]

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What to do, where to stay and what to eat in Wilmington, North Carolina

With a bustling foodie scene and beautiful beaches just two hours from Raleigh, Wilmington is worth a road trip. To note : Since Wilmington is my hometown, I may just be a little biased. Here’s where to stay and what to eat, drink and do once there. To eat 1. Benny’s Big Moment celebrity chef […]

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First week of high school football preview

Versailles running back Max Gehret can’t get past Greenville defensive back Casey Willis. Drew Terhall | The Daily Lawyer Drew Terhall DailyAdvocate.com The first week of high school football has arrived. The camps, the two days and all the conditioning periods led to this moment for the schools. County teams will be on the road […]

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Reopening of eruption trails, hiking with dogs

Posted August 18, 2022 The Meradalir eruption trails, which were closed yesterday due to a yellow weather warning, reopened to visitors this morning, RÚV reports. To celebrate reaching 200 episodes of RVK Newscast on Youtube, as well as the new Meradalir eruption, we’re hosting a volcano-themed giveaway! Follow our Instagram page for more information. And […]

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Please welcome Rita Ora, New Zealand’s new unruly tourist

Tina Tiller / The spin-off A visitor to New Zealand hasn’t generated so many headlines in years. Finally, nature heals. This story comes from the team of thespinoff.co.nz. Unruly tourists have been rampant around Aotearoa for more than three years, stealing Christmas trees from gas stations, throwing toast on the ground, crossing drive-throughs and pouring […]

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COLUMN: Magpies can be clever at catching prey | Sports

The other night, Sandi and I spent several minutes watching a scene not common in this world that, if it hadn’t been played at high stakes, would have been fun. We were parked in the Ivy restaurant parking lot, facing west, waiting for the 5pm dinner time to start. I was looking down the freeway […]

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Op-Ed: Banning hikes to the world’s tallest tree will never work

The National Park Service is trying to preserve the world’s tallest tree by banning hiking. But that approach will never fully work because the location of the 380-foot redwood is an open secret. Instagrammers and the Guinness Book of World Records made sure of that. Yet the gargantuan tree – a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) […]

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Khyber and Gulmarg focus on wedding and MICE market

Since its launch in December 2012, the Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, Gulmarg has won several accolades and appreciations for its impeccable service, warm hospitality and international standard facilities. This gorgeous resort is truly a fantasy, straight out of a postcard, as the drama of the changing seasons plays out here all year round. Vinit […]

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Sierra Club opens trips to Israel, after canceling under pressure

Five months after canceling its planned trips to Israel, then – following outrage from Jewish organizations – apologizing days later and saying trips would be resumed, the Sierra Club has quietly released a new Israel excursion for the ‘next year. Called “Natural and Historical Highlights of Israelthe two-week trip in March 2023 will include many […]

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National parks — islands in a desert? Effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in national parks is associated with socio-economic conditions

Despite commendable conservation efforts and investments by governments, NGOs, and international and national conservation agencies, biodiversity continues to decline across the world. One of the key strategies to halt the decline of biodiversity is the creation of protected areas such as national parks, which are supposed to provide favorable conditions for the stability of biodiversity. […]

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This small island is the best place to dive in the Caribbean

The story is salvaged above and below the waterline on a little-known Dutch island in the Caribbean. With a marine park larger than the island itself, Saint-Eustache (or Statia, for the 3,500 people who live there) is one of the region’s top diving destinations. Located just five miles northwest of the popular city of St. […]

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Tourists stranded on Chinese resort island see hope after protests

Thousands of tourists stranded for days due to COVID-19 closures on the Chinese resort island of Hainan had a silver lining on Sunday as authorities signaled they could soon return home, but only after local approvals. Provincial authorities announced that commercial flights for domestic passengers departing from Sanya, a popular tourist spot on the southern […]

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The least visited US national parks in 2021

Editor’s Note – Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — There are more than 420 sites in the US National Park System, but […]

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Danish community divided over mountain bike and hiking trails

A planned climbing and biking trail near the Danish holiday town has sparked fierce debate among environmentalists and mountain bikers. Key factors: Environmentalists and mountain bikers debate proposed climbing and biking trail Inexperienced teams slammed this concept into the bush as arguably devastating Various cities in the south have seen an increase in the number […]

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KT Readers Share Their Stunning Vacation Photos – News

We asked our readers to share their favorite summer vacation snaps. Here are our top picks Published: Sat 13 Aug 2022, 09:54 PM Last update: Sat 13 August 2022, 22:11 From discovering incredible exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum in Hollywood to soaking up the sun on the sandy beaches of the Maldives, […]

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Thane Creek obtains “RAMSAR” status; boost tourism, create job opportunities

The Center on Saturday granted Ramsar status to the Thane Creek area which covers 6521.08 hectares. Union Environment, Forestry and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav announced the decision as he accepted the request made by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in February this year. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by Shiv Sena […]

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Acadia GEM the clean, all-electric, fun way to see Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

The new company offers a fleet of 45 rental cars in Acadie, which can accommodate two, four or six passengers BAR HARBOUR, Maine, August 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Acadia GEM, a clean, all-electric and fun way to explore Acadia National Park, has launched a fleet of 45 cars that can accommodate two, four or six […]

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NYC gun ban to alarm residents of upstate bear country

VANDERWHACKER MOUNTAIN WILD FOREST, NY, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Gunfire has long echoed in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Kids skeet from the sky after school and parents mingle and battle it out at the shooting range. In the fall, hunters in fluorescent orange roam the forests on the lookout for deer. Thus, the landmark June […]

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South India’s only hot spring to have a boost | Mangaluru News

Mangaluru: Plans are underway to puttur taluk panchayat and Bettampady gram panchayat to rejuvenate the only sacred natural hot spring in south indiawith the help of the tourist service and experts.Bendru Thirtha, a reservoir near the Seere River in the village of Irde at Bettampady in Dakshina Kannada, is where pilgrims bathe believing that the […]

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10 reasons to visit Saint-Nazaire

10 reasons to visit Saint-Nazaire – France Today 10 reasons to visit Saint-Nazaire – France Today Saint-Nazaire is a seaside town with international connections from the transatlantic liners and ships that depart from its shores to the artists who have painted the street art and murals that decorate the town. Here are our top ten […]

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Manassas Battlefield National Park will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Second Manassas

Beginning August 25, Manassas National Battlefield Park will observe the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Second Manassas. For five days, until August 30, events will remember the cost of the battle and include the destructive impact on area families and African Americans. A few highlighted events include: • Programming on August 27 at the […]

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Sale of hiking boots on Amazon

Runner’s World; Courtesy of Merrell Although I’m a big fan of hiking sandals in the summer, most people prefer a little more protection when they decide to hit the trail. Even if you do like to let your toes get some air in the warmer months, once the end of October rolls around even the […]

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The Swiss skipper in love with Croatia: “I sailed 22 summers in a row here”

by croatiaweek August 9, 2022 in New Didier Lutz (Private Album) A visit to Croatia on a sailing trip 22 years ago was enough for Didier Lutz to get hooked. Since his first return to school in 2000, the 60-year-old Swiss engineer has returned every year to visit and sail. For four years he has […]

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Bird binge: Plenty of Jays-Orioles games to come

Breadcrumb Links Toronto Blue Jays MLB Baseball Ramon Urias of the Baltimore Orioles circles after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park in Camden Yards on August 8, 2022. Photo by Mitch Stringer /USA TODAY Sports Content of the article BALTIMORE – They’re birds of a […]

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AO Review: Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Seventeen years ago, my wife and I honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which sits on the northern edge of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We were able to hike the Smokies on this trip, at which time my wife said she would like to bring our (yet unborn) children one day to see the beauty that […]

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Tourism Secy reviews projects in Nubra Valley : The Tribune India

Our correspondent Jammu, 7th August Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan, Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Ladakh, during his visit to Nubra Valley, made a detailed assessment of the current and proposed projects. He visited several sites in Sumoor near Buddha Park and saw the progress of the work on site. He instructed relevant officials to […]

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Gardening: what is a garden without birds? Create habitat for them to thrive

As I write this, I hear a cardinal trill in the garden. I don’t need to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds passing through it; I came to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me up in the morning and […]

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Zion National Park, Utah

Light-colored cliffs cut through the warm desert tones of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah in this photograph taken June 30, 2022 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Note the mostly south orientation of the image. Unlike many maps, the rotated image depicts the terrain more clearly by minimizing an optical illusion […]

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13 Hidden Gems to Explore on Cape Cod

Days of sun, sand and doing nothing are a Cape Cod vacationer’s dream. Cape Town’s relaxed vibe (as the connoisseurs call it) is why everyone wants real estate on their favorite sandy beach. When you need a break from the surf, Cape Cod is a fun place to explore. You can find many activities to […]

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Flooding in Yellowstone National Park closed a major road to a nearby town. : NPR

Old Gardiner Road improvement in Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 2022. Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service hide caption toggle caption Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service Old Gardiner Road improvement in Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 2022. Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service GARDINER, Mont. – Tourism in Yellowstone […]

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▶️ PCT hikers redirected after Windigo Fire force trail closure

The recent wildfires in Oregon are causing surprise interruptions for many passers-by on one of America’s longest hiking trails. The Windigo Fire, sitting on 1,098 acres Thursday afternoon, caused a 60-mile closure on the Pacific Crest Trail running north from Crater Lake to Odell Lake (Mile 1848 to 1908). On Wednesday and Thursday, hikers stopped […]

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If you’re planning a vacation, explore these super fun new places in Andaman and Nicobar

Last update: August 04, 2022, 10:10 PM IST We bring you a list of places you can visit on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on your next vacation (Picture: Shutterstock) We bring you a list of places you can visit in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on your next vacation The Andaman and Nicobar Islands […]

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I miss Vin Scully and his stories about beards and bird poo

There aren’t enough words to fully explain what Vin Scully meant to me as a kid growing up as a Dodgers fan in Los Angeles during the 1970s and 1980s. There aren’t enough moments. of sadness to fully capture my pain and loss since learning of the 94-year-old broadcaster’s death on Tuesday. Wine – and […]

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Nature Photography at Weeks State Park Summer Program August 11 | Culture & Leisure

Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]

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Get started by joining a walking group in the LS area

Jan Nelson enjoys hiking the KC area trails. Courtesy picture Hoping to start enjoying the many trails and parks in and around Lee’s Summit by starting a biking or walking program? Getting started can be daunting for many, but with the use of technology, you’ll find plenty of ways to get help. The motivation to […]

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Gulmarg problems must be solved – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Gulmarg in Kashmir is a famous tourist resort and an ideal place for winter sports, hence visitors from all over the country and abroad, as well as locals in large numbers who continue to visit this tourist place. It is a natural corollary that many questions and issues continue to emerge regarding all related hues […]

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Bolivia’s famous ‘death road’ is now a wildlife haven

Imagine driving down a 5 meter (about 16 foot) wide dirt road in a heavy truck, looking out the window for orientation and seeing a 100 meter (about 328 foot) drop with no guardrails between you and the abyss below. -below. It was a daily experience for drivers on a busy Bolivian highway so perilous […]

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The Second World War Ordnance Force Closure of the swimming area at Assateague Island National Seashore

A section of beach at Assateague Island National Seashore has been closed due to WWII ordnance / NPS surfacing A section of the Assateague Island National Seashore has been temporarily closed due to surfaced World War II ordnance. The closure affects the North Beach swimming area in the Maryland portion of the park. The “normal” […]

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Hiking near the world’s tallest sequoia now results in a $5,000 fine

Comment this story Comment The tree recognized as the tallest in the world is now forbidden to visitors. The National Park Service announced last week that it was discouraging hikers from visiting Hyperion, an ancient redwood tree in Northern California that holds a Guinness World Record for height at 380 feet, 9.7 inches, according to […]

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Obituary: Scott Farquhar, 70, of Fairfield

Information via Spear-Miller Funeral Home FAIRFIELD, CT – Scott Farquhar, 70, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Friday, July 22, 2022 at his home. He was surrounded by his devoted family who loved him very much. Scott passed away after a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer. He is survived by: his beloved […]

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Have you seen this? A massive bear welcomes visitors to the national park

A massive brown bear greets visitors to Katmai National Park in Alaska (Evelone via YouTube) Estimated reading time: less than a minute ALASKA – You’ve probably heard of Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. It is home to one of the largest populations of brown bears in the world, and the animals congregate at […]

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Heat waves prohibit classic alpine hiking trails | Mountaineering

Low snow cover and melting glaciers at an alarming rate during Europe’s heat waves have banned some classic alpine hiking routes. Usually, in the height of summer, tourists flock to the Alps and seek off the beaten path to some of its peaks. But with warmer temperatures – which scientists say are driven by climate […]

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Not Your Typical Beach Uncover the Mysteries of These 5 Most Unusual Seashores in India

Unusual beaches in India: Beaches have always been about getting those tan lines, ruminating over the sound of crashing waves, and popping a chill pill near those often-scattered coconut palms. India indeed boasts of some beautiful beaches on its coasts on both sides. We often look for the cleanest beaches, beaches with water sports, less […]

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Doctors lost an organ inside of me (and I feel fine)

We’re missing a bag of specimens. That’s what my doctor’s colleague told me when I woke up the day after the surgical excision of my endometriosis. Apparently they also discovered that my appendix had been pulled into my pelvis, so while they were there they removed my appendix as well. And now it was…missing? Was […]

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Fire balloons near Elmo; small fire reported in Glacier National Park, but crews were unable to locate it on Saturday

Evacuation orders were issued Friday night after a wildfire erupted near Elmo on the west side of Flathead Lake. The man-made fire was estimated at around 4,000 acres as of Saturday morning. Fire behavior was described as extreme. An evacuation zone extended from Big Arm north to Dayton along US 93, along Montana 28, and […]

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Travel News: Icelandic Swimming Spots and the World’s Best Hiking Trails

Editor’s note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — In travel news this week, Spain is offering free train travel, Southwest Airlines […]

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Dollywood is pumping big money into the TN economy

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Standing out as a hotbed for tourists almost year-round, Dollywood is seeing big numbers this year and pumping big money into the state’s economy. Nashville and Memphis are the two cities that generate the most tax revenue for Tennessee. Behind them is Sevier County – the childhood home of Dolly […]

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Ask Ellie: A Two-Stroke Boyfriend Should Be Honest With His Boyfriends

My friend plays with two guys and I don’t like it. I know it’s none of my business, but one of the guys is my friend, and he’s a good person. Dear Reader: As I noted in a previous column, my daughter, Lisi, will be taking care of writing duties a few times a week. […]

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Free and discounted passes offer museum and park options

With prices rising, free and discounted passes can help reduce the cost of travel. Several options are available, including the Every Kid Outdoors Pass, the America the Beautiful National Park Pass, and the Michigan Activity Pass. All Kids Outdoor Passes The Gawel family from Monroe visited several national parks with the Every Kid Outdoors Pass, […]

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Arlette Laan’s 16,000 mile journey to hike all the National Scenic Trails

“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education center with in-depth fitness, nutrition and adventure lessons and over 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ >”,”name”:”in -content-cta”,”type”:”link”}}”>Join Outside+ today. Sixteen Thousand Miles: This is the distance Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan had […]

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Naomi Osaka delights fans with images from her time in Japan

Naomi Osaka fans were thrilled when the Japanese star posted photos of herself on social media while vacationing in Japan. Osaka recently shared an image of herself wearing a cap on Instagram, looking happy and happy in front of a Buddha statue in what appeared to be a tourist spot. The 24-year-old also posted a […]

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California Oak Fire destroys at least 42 structures as it burns over 18,000 acres near Yosemite National Park

The blaze grew only slightly on Tuesday – to 18,532 acres and containment remained at 26%, according to an update from national fire management agency Cal Fire. “While good progress continues on the fire, there is still a lot of work to be done,” the update reads. Officials said several evacuation orders had been superseded […]

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Sadhu self-immolation case in Bharatpur: BJP committee submits report to JP Nadda

The committee set up by the Bhartiya Janata Party to investigate the death of Sadhu Vijay Das, who set himself on fire on July 23 in protest against illegal mining in Bharatpur, delivered its report to the BJP Chairman on Wednesday, JP Nadda. The committee visited the site of the incident in Bharatpur on Sunday […]

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Earldine Ruth ‘Deanie’ Moore | News, Sports, Jobs

Earldine Ruth “Deani” Moore, 93, a resident of the Allegheny Lutheran Home, died Friday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Earl and Martha (Beard) Myers. In 1959 she married J. Robert Moore who predeceased her on January 28, 2008. Deanie graduated from Altoona High School and then later […]

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Downed trees, deep ravines among obstacles on a biking trail linking Omaha and Lincoln

ELMWOOD — Some eyebrows were raised in the Nebraska Legislature this spring when lawmakers approved $8.3 million to run eight miles of crushed limestone biking trail to connect recreation trails from Omaha and Lincoln. That’s $1 million per mile, said one senator, what it used to cost to build a mile of paved highway. But […]

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End of Gasho Lake Fishing Festival – Journal

A FISHERIES official weighs a trout caught during the competition.—UK Department of Fisheries GILGIT: A two-day fishing festival ended on Monday at Lake Gasho, Sai Bala. A large number of locals and enthusiasts from different parts of the country took part in the competitions, with individuals using all their skills to catch the heaviest of […]

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California Oak Fire: Fast-growing blaze engulfs homes near Yosemite National Park as it burns more than 15,000 acres

“The fire behavior we’re seeing in this incident is truly unprecedented,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jon Heggie said of the Oak Fire, which exploded over more than 16,700 acres and destroy at least seven structures. “It moves extremely fast and the reaction time to get people out is limited because this fire moves so fast.” […]

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This modern monocular telescope is compatible with your smartphone and less than $30

Take this monocular telescope on your next outdoor adventure. You can even use it with your smartphone! Amazon We’ve all heard of twins before, right? Hold them up to your eyes and see things further away, a breeze. However, you may not have heard of a monocular telescope, which is essentially the same thing but […]

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New Jersey boy drowns in Delaware River in second river death of year at national park – The Morning Call

Members of the National Park Service dive team at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area found the body of a teenager in the Delaware River around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the park service. The boy, from Elizabeth, New Jersey, was swimming at the Ames-Jennings site, a small picnic area along the river on […]

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Don’t use your face to cross cobwebs. Try these tips instead.

You’re on an early morning hiking trail, the sun is shining and all is peaceful…until you come across a trap of a crawling enemy. Spiders have been “trapping” hikers for, well, forever. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid this problem. According to the National Park Service, you may not be able to avoid the […]

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Guide for a memorable trip to Pabna

Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:25 PM Last updated on: Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:08 PM Photo: Mushfique Fouad Mitul “> Photo: Mushfique Fouad Mitul One of the best known districts of Rajshahi division is Pabna. Currently known for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, the Pabna district is historic, beautiful and easily accessible, making it a […]

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Why the Travel Industry Wants National Parks to Adapt New Reservation Programs

The sun sets as a rain storm blows over Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab on September 18, 2021. As visitation to U.S. national parks hit record highs in 2021, travel companies and hospitality and associations inside and outside the United States are not satisfied with the National Park Service’s reservation systems. (Spenser […]

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Winston Farm development in Saugerties needs careful consideration

SAUGERTIES — Developers looking to build a $600 million “mixed-use destination spot” just west of the State Thruway are to face extensive review by City Council after determining that the project could have negative impacts on its environment. The site is planned on the 840 acre parcel of Winston Farm in the village of Saugerties […]

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Plymouth Rock images don’t prove sea level is the same as it was in 1620

Legend has it that upon arriving in North America, the Pilgrims descended from the Mayflower onto the large rock that now stands in a prominent location on the waterfront of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Plymouth Rock is a well-known tourist attraction, but its connection to early US history is unproven. And despite what some social media users […]

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Fred Webb | Obituaries | Goshen News

Fred Webb September 19, 1925 – February 14, 2022 96-year-old Fred Webb Jr. of Potomac, MD passed away on February 14, 2022 after a short illness and a truly enjoyed life. Born September 19, 1925, in Evansville, Indiana, he got his first job during the Depression by joining the musicians union and playing with various […]

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Crews win over Washburn’s fire; Yosemite will reopen an entrance

Two weeks after the Washburn Fire in Yosemite National Park, firefighters continue to make progress against the blaze that has scorched nearly 5,000 acres. As of Thursday morning, the wildfire remained at 58% containment and had burned 4,856 acres, officials said. The number of people assigned to firefighting fell to 1,330 from around 1,500 earlier […]

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Take the 4 to History, Hike and Nine Holes

The last stop of the 4 train in the Bronx is the Woodlawn station, which is in the Norwood section at Jerome and Bainbridge avenues. It sits across from the last stop for over 300,000 New Yorkers at Woodlawn Cemetery. The National Historic Landmark was established in 1863 by prominent New Yorkers looking for an […]